[mythtv] Re: mythtv presentation at the CeBIT

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Thu Mar 3 10:31:24 UTC 2005

On Thu, Mar 03, 2005 at 10:42:36AM +0100, Marcus Metzler wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 March 2005 23:42, Marcus Metzler wrote:
> >Either you're not doing a very good job of trying to be funny, or
> >you have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. Hauppauge
> >has actually been rather helpful with ivtv development, both on the
> >software side and hardware side.
> They have done nothing for bttv, dvb or mvp. They may have done
> something for ivtv, but considering that the drivers are always way
> behind the latest hardware versions, that could not be too much.

Please Marcus, don't continue asserting statements that you are not
sure of. The latest dvb-t driver based on cx88 with MPEG out has been
written almost from scratch by a Hauppauge engineer. In fact the first
in-house Linux development by Hauppauge. Just check your kernel

> So they may have come around a little bit on one of their hardware
> projects, but for most of their hardware the drivers were written
> without any of their help.

Don't try to diminish Hauppauge's efforts. You may come from an epoch,
were Linux did not receive any support by any company, and your marks
can be seen. But this is a different world where Linux is embraced by
IBM, HP and Intel, which wouldn't know how to spell Linux the time you
were involved.

BTW Hauppauge does not even ship any bttv based hardware since a
couple of years, so in fact almost all current hardware has seen
Hauppauge's support, either in specs, source code or hardware

Still _any_ suggestion for possible support for the Linux community is
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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